Trnka release, prosecutor questions charges

The police demanded custody for the former general prosecutor but in vain.

Dobroslav TrnkaDobroslav Trnka (Source: Sme)

Read more for the reaction of President Zuzana Čaputová and comments of leaders of opposition parties.

Former general prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka is at large again.

The prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor's Office did not identify with the police request of custody for Trnka. The National Crime Agency (NAKA) arrested Trnka on January 16 and pressed charges against him for the abuse of authority.

Trnka was interrogated for over eight hours on Thursday, and was released upon order of the Special Prosecutor's Office prosecutor who oversees his case.

Related articlePolice detained ex-general prosecutor Trnka Read more 

“The supervising prosecutor examined the motion on charges against D.T. in the criminal issue in question, as well as the related file, and found that the objective substance of the crime of misuse of a public official’s powers wasn’t present,” said Jana Tökölyová, spokesperson of the Special Prosecutor’s Office as cited by the TASR newswire, adding that the prosecutor thus deemed it irrelevant to consider reasons for remanding Trnka in custody.

Charges against Trnka

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

News digest: Part of Slovakia in the worst possible colour of European Covid map

The Covid vaccine booster will be available for more people starting Monday. Education system reform is about to start.


3 h
Martin Hojsík

Russia, not emission allowances, is to blame for electricity and gas prices

Gazprom is tightening the taps and gas prices are rising, claims MEP Martin Hojsík.


9 h
Illustrative stock photo

Applause for frontline workers replaced with salary freeze

Regional hygienists, nursing homes employees, teachers and soldiers will all be affected.


20. okt
Skryť Close ad